Jason M. Hatfield Attorney at Law, was born in Maryville, Missouri. He attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and obtained a Bachelor of Science pre-med degree in Microbiology in 1991. In 1992, he began working on his Master of Science degree in Food Science and completed his Master's Thesis in 1994. The research he performed while obtaining his degree was later published in the Journal of Food Quality, titled Minimizing Color Degradation in Blush Wines. He began law school while finishing his Master's Thesis and graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1997.
While attending law school, Jason accepted a job as a law clerk at the Niblock Law Firm and continued working at the Niblock Law Firm after passing the Arkansas Bar Exam in 1997. Upon graduation, Jason was assigned most of the litigation work in practice areas of personal injury, first party insurance, Workers' Compensation and product liability. Jason has participated in hundreds of depositions and bench trials. He has tried numerous cases to jury in Arkansas Circuit Courts and Federal Courts, and argued his jury verdict in Boudreau v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 249 F.3d 715 (2001). He has successfully reversed trial court rulings in three separate reported cases at the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Those cases are reported as Green v. Alpharma, Inc., 373 Ark. 378 (2008); Bohannon v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 102 Ark. App. 37 (2008); Barrett v. C.L. Swanson Corp., 2010 Ark. App. 91 (2010).
In 2005, Jason Hatfield became of-counsel wit,h Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, LLP, an expanded his practice into the areas of class actions, toxic torts, mass torts and environmental litigation. Jason sat first chair in the three week jury trial in the 4th Judicial District, Washington County, State of Arkansas, toxic tort case involving in excess of one hundred residents exposed to arsenic through the spreading of arsenic-laden chicken litter near their homes and schools. He continues to be involved with the case while on appeal.
Jason is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and was elected by his peers to serve on the Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Legislative Committee and is a member of the Golden Gavel Club. He has previously served as Chairman of the Listserve Committee and served on the Amicus and Membership Committees. He has been a Champion of Justice for seven consecutive years and received the President's Award in 2008 in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the Arkansas Trial Lawyers' Association. Jason is also a member of the American Association for Justice, Arkansas Bar Association, Washington County Bar Association, and Benton County Bar Association. He has led continuing legal education seminars on a variety of litigation topics including: workers compensation, premises liability, truck wrecks, courtroom technology, and expert testimony. Jason serves the Northwest Arkansas and River Valley areas.
Jason has two sons, Brock and Zach. He coaches both of their basketball teams and assists with football and soccer. They enjoy professional football games, all Arkansas Razorback sports, and fantasy football. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, swimming, running, cooking, and wine tasting.